More Trains for Rockbank, Deer Park and Ardeer
Train passengers in Melbourne’s West will get more services in a matter of weeks with the opening of Labor’s $3.65 billion Regional Rail Link project.
Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, today released the timetable for the opening of the much anticipated project on 21 June, Melbourne’s first new major rail line in 80 years.
Local Labor Members Marlene Kairouz and Natalie Suleyman said the new timetable revealed a big boost in services for local stations.
Trains will also run at least every 20 minutes on weekdays to Deer Park Station, rather than every hour as they currently do. Trains will stop at Ardeer every 30 minutes and Rockbank every hour.
Bus route 456 will also be updated on 21 June to better connected with trains and start running earlier on Sundays. Some eastbound trips will run into the Rockbank township, better connecting this community with public transport.
For more information, timetables and maps, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight daily).
Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit, Marlene Kairouz
“This is massive boost to daytime train services, with trains every 20 minutes at Deerpark Station on weekdays and every hour at Rockbank.”
“Better local bus services will also start on 21 June, connecting passengers to more frequent services on train services.”
Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman
“Regional Rail Link is delivering big benefits for Ardeer, with trains every 30 minutes instead of every two hours.”
“Labor’s investment in better public transport for Melbourne’s west is paying off, and there is more to come, with the Main Road and Furlong Road level crossings in St Albans soon to be eliminated once and for all.”
Natalie Suleyman MP’s office: 03 8682 2944
Marlene Kairouz MP’S office: 03 8361 7133